boys volleyball
Boomer Elmsdale
Fri, February 16, 2024 at 14:06 PM
As the sports world continues to navigate the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, many high school teams and coaches are faced with new obstacles and changes. One such team is the Christian High School boys' volleyball team. To get a closer look at how they are preparing for the season, we sat down with Coach John Park for a preview article. Coach Park, who has been a fixture at Christian High School for many years, is entering his third year as the head coach of the boys' volleyball team. When asked about his goals for the season, he was clear and concise. "Our goals for the season are to win all of our home games, win our league, and qualify for CIF." With a strong record in the past two seasons, including a league championship last year, the team is determined to continue their success and compete at the highest level. However, this year presents some unique challenges for the team as they are bringing in 12 new players after graduating six seniors, four of whom were starters. Coach Park believes that the key to their success will be how quickly their young players can develop and adjust to the varsity level. As Coach Park puts it, "we are a very young team, and our success will depend on how fast our new players can grow and learn to play together as a team." When it comes to the team's composition, Coach Park highlighted a few players to watch out for this season. "We have a lone senior, Simon Benson, who is our middle blocker. He brings experience and leadership to our young team." Additionally, Jack Swanson, a two-year starter at outside hitter, and Mckade Mathson, who has taken on the role of defensive specialist, are key players with strong skill sets. But Coach Park is also excited about the potential of the new players joining the team. He mentioned freshmen Trae Pheasant and Jackson Park who will platoon at the setter position, while John Mark Herbert and Hudson McFarlane are working to earn playing time at the net. Junior Huy Pham has also emerged as a standout outside hitter. With a mix of experienced veterans and promising newcomers, the team is ready to make an impact this season. But for Coach Park, the success of his team goes beyond just their performance on the court. He emphasized the importance of character, consistency, and communication within the team. "Our players must have the character to serve and encourage their teammates, as well as discipline themselves.